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obama facing a world of challenges in his second term. from iran's nuclear ambitions to syria's bloody civil war, spilling into neighboring countries now where the president has a lot on his plate. now he has a second chance to tackle a lot of these complex world problems. nicolas burns, former undersecretary for political affairs and was the lead u.s. negotiator on iran's nuclear program. ambassador burns, joining us here. the president has a ton on his plate now. i want to start off with iran. the president criticized throughout the campaign for not being tougher on iran when it comes to his nuclear ambitions for not drawing more of a clear red line, if you will, and we saw israeli president benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister there, famously at the u.n. nick, what do you think is the biggest challenge that the president has to deal with for iran? >> well, you know, suzanne, i think the president has a lot of support here in the united states, and he certainly does around the world for his basic policy, which is we should try negotiations with the iranians before we think about th
military says it has scored direct hits on targets in syria as israeli tanks opened fire after a syrian mortar shell landed at an israeli base in the golan heights. israel warning the united nations that while the response is measured this time, it will respond with greater force if is syria's civil war continued to spill over the border into israel. the israeli strike was the first direct engagement with syria in nearly 40 years. this image shows the destruction in the goal hahn heights during the 1973 yom kippur war. we'll have much more on the developing story. jenna: a frightening robbery caught on camera. how police think the suspects may have used superstorm sandy to their advantage. we'll have that. >>> dozens of people left homeless after a deadly house explosion destroys an entire main hood. what caused this blast? we're live with the latest on that mystery next. rick: right now some new information on some crime stories we're keeping an eye on for you. testimony concluding in the preliminary hearing for an american soldier charged with killing 16 afghan civilians. staff sergea
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syria into the mix. israel fired shells into the syrian border after receiving some mortar fire itself in the golan heights. it doesn't have the time or energy to invest in syria, but if things spiral out of control, how much pressure does that also put on israel to act? >> i think the israelis have been pretty clear, including in the last few days, that they have absolutely no interest in getting involved in what's going on in syria. there's so many different reasons for that. first of all, it's an intractable conflict. beyond that, none of the actors involved are pro-israelis. the worst thing they can do is get involved in the conflict and give the regime some kinld of political cover saying we're not just fighting against revolutionaries but against israeli spies and the massad. from israel's perspective they have nuch problems dealing with gaza. the last thing that they need is to add to that plate, and what can be gained by getting involved in syria from the israel's perspective? whoever wins in syria from israel's perspective is the enemy. >> that's right. thanks so much. >> than
: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our report. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, the assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff: we have a "battleground" dispatch from iowa, where immigration is rarely mentioned by the candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5% of iowa's population, their numbers have increased by 110% over the last ten years. >> brown: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> intel >> support also comes from carnegie corporation of new york, a foundation created to do what andrew carnegie called "real and permanent good." celebrating 100 years of philanthropy at carnegie.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for
will be visiting the western battleground state of colorado later in this "journal." >> rebels in syria have reportedly killed 28 government soldiers. the rebels attacked three army checkpoints on the main road from damascus to aleppo. five rebels also died in the clashes. >> human rights groups are reporting government attacks in and around the syrian capital wednesday. it is thought this video shows a syrian army jet bombing a rebel area not far from the city. some positive unemployment numbers coming out of the united states five days ahead of the presidential election. payroll processing company adp says the u.s. economy added 150,000 jobs in october, the biggest gain since february. >> official figures from the government are to be released tomorrow. the unemployment rate in the u.s. remains just below 8%, much higher than before the onset of the financial crisis that in 2008. those job figures pushed stocks up on both sides of the atlantic on thursday. our correspondent sent us this round up. than any better than expected situation at the job market in the u.s. is a very good sign, not
's trying to bring an end to syria's civil war. the country's official news agency says a one-day meeting it was held in tehran to try it get syria's government and opposition leaders on the same page. but it is not clear that any major rebel or exile group attended the meeting. most of the opposition does not trust iran because it's a key ally of syria's president. many think the conference's reaction to the formation of an opposition group coalition to oust bashar al saud. >> eric: the ceo of black elk energy, which owns an oil rig, has identified a found body is one of two contract workers missing since friday. black elk energy will continue to search for another worker who is still missing. four workers who were burned are still hospitalized. the company says that no oil is leak from this platform. federal investigators looking into a deadly parade accident in midland, texas, say a warning signal sounded 7 seconds before the float collided with the freight train on thursday. it was the second of two floats that crossed the tracks. the first did clear safely. ntsb found no problems wit
on the situation in syria. >> one of the major effects on hurricane sandy was on telecommunications. that is our topic today on "the communicators." christopher guttman-mccabe is our guest today. mr. christopher guttman-mccabe, overall, what was the effect of hurricane sandy on your organization, verizon, sprint, at&t and etc. >> guest: thank you. i wouldn't mind taking a step back and providing a little perspective on this storm and the impact it had. mayor bloomberg said that the damage was unprecedented. but it may be the worst storm that the city has ever faced. and the previous title search, it was 14 feet. governor chris christie said the damage was unthinkable. we have buyers. we had hurricane force winds. we had massive flooding and if you look at that in the flooding of the subway system and the shutdown of the stock exchanges, you start to get the scale and scope of this form. and yet, the networks perform. i have read dozens of stories over the last couple of weeks about how the many consumers, they are only tied to any sort of information through their smartphones. making social medi
its ability to be a kind of problem region. i think syria has been of a bigot, a sobering reality check for the turks -- has been a big, sobering reality check for the turks. i do not see a huge gap because they are now home to -- they would like to see a more activist eu policy to relieve the burden on themselves. i do not think we have any huge differences over the long term outcomes in syria. >> yes. the gentlemen. -- gentleman. >> i have some questions about iran and nuclear policy. in the last press conference by president obama -- a something in this press conference which i thought was different from the past. all along in recent months he has been talking about a nuclear bomb or nuclear weapon, specifically mentioning that a something iran cannot get. in a press conference, he went beyond that and said nuclear capability. i wonder if this is the same position, or is this something new, changing course? the second thing is -- for the entire panel, ellen laipson, too. the red lines, basically encouraged by the israelis, those have been gone for some time. now there is someth
, with 81% of the money colon to republican candidates. syria's main opposition groups have opened up unity talks in qatar. the meeting comes days after the obama administration withdrew its support for that syrian national council and said syria's opposition to be more representative. on sunday, syrian forces shelled a palestinian camp near damascus. more than 11 people were wounded in the capital when a bomb struck a government building. in kuwait, state forces have again attacked a protest of thousands of people challenging the ruling monarchy's's effort to change electoral laws. the regime has stoked anger after but dissolving parliament and opposing voting laws on sunday, the kuwaiti police fired stun grenades, tear gas, and smoke bombs at protesters blocking a major road south of the capital of kuwait city. it was the second crackdown inside kuwait in two weeks. an israeli television network is reporting israel's military leaders rebuffed orders from prime minister netanyahu and defence minister a who brock -- ehud barak during an order to strike. the order was rejected after top offi
including the crashes. >>> is war-ravaged syria forming a tighter alliance with iran? lisa sylvester's monitor thag and some other top stories in "the situation room" right now. >> hi, joe. syrian state television is airing new video of president bashar al assad, he's seen meeting with the chairman of the iranian parliament in syria's capital of damascus today. this comes as fighting continues to rage in syria's civil war and the death toll continues to mount one day after 151 people were killed across the country, opposition activists say at least 43 people have died in syria today. and we want to warn you what you are about to see next is graphic. and it may be disturbing for some of our viewers. a 16-year-old girl was walking down the street in east london last week when suddenly a man came up behind her -- oh, and brutally knocked her to the ground. the attack was captured on closed circuit tv. a suspect is under arrest. and the teen, we are happy to say, she is now recovering. blackberry maker research in motion is riding a wave of investor optimism. its stock surged more than 1
to believe syria has gone on for 20 months with despair. now an op sfwligs group says the civil war has claimed 42,000 lives, and that is not counting the 30 people who are killed today. one city that's been particularly hard hit is aleppo. as nick peyton walsh shows us, no place is safe. >> reporter: even sanctuaries in aleppo can be deadly. this hospital where the wounded flood itself hit by an air strike wednesday. the building next to it collapsed. the hospital's lobby crammed with patients from children hit by shrapnel to injured rebels caught hard. in the debris at least 15 dead, including a doctor and two nurses. jubilation as one man is found alive, but now there's a question where do you take him to? doctors have struggled for months to keep death at its doors. blood-soaked blankets when we visited in september. few medical supplies, endless hours, constant bombing, the power cut. but they persisted even when rounds hit the hospital's maternity ward. among their patients, an uneasy mix of competent and innocent born out of no other choice. there really was nowhere else to run f
searching for one more suspect. >> the obama administration wants new opposition leaders in syria. hillary clinton said the frontline fighters should have a bigger role in the opposition leadership. she said the paris based national council which is made up of exiles has failed to win the support of the syria people but she said that any new leadership must protect the country from extremists. >> we also need an opposition that will be on record strongly resisting the efforts by extremists to hijack the revolution. >> the un, arab league special envoy met with the china foreign minister to try to stop the civil war. they said they are willing to work with the international community but that the future should be determined by the people. >>> the united states government may have known about security risks at the embassy in libya before the deadly attack that killed the ambassador. according to reports the united states mission held an emergency meeting less than a month before the attack. they discussed their fear that the embassy couldn't with stand a coordinated attack. officials also
in syria while covering syria for "the washington post." his wife will be here representing him and that is not a lottery. katherine boo has been nominated in the nonfiction category, behind a beautiful forevers about a slum in mumbai india and finally anne applebaum has been nominated for iron curtain. that book is just out and she is scheduled to appear under q&a and show in december, so you will be able to see her as well and robert caro will be interviewing those others as we go and we will be watching the red carpet here as some of the authors have their pictures taken that right now we want to talk to the chairman of the national book foundation and this is david steinberger. david steinberger is the head of the perseus book group. if you would, tell us for those who don't know what is the national book award? >> the national book awards are given to the best marketing books in four categories every year so fiction, nonfiction, poetry and literature. it's the pantheon, the greatest american authors, saul bellow, john updike so it's a pretty good big deal to win this award.
over to into golan highlights. they have fired twice into syria responding what appear to be spray mortar shells exploding in israel territory. >> heather: brand-new testimony from david petraeus. democrats and republicans disagreeing on what i say his statements mean about the white house's handling of the deadly terror attack in libya. doug mckelway has more. it sounds like congressional republicans interpret go the c.i.a. talking points very differently than democrats? >> they sure are. republicans are convinced that somebody in the white house or administration changed the talking points that came out of the c.i.a. and changed them to perhaps hide the fact that the benghazi incident was, indeed, a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 perpendicular rated by al-qaeda when the administration was boasting about al-qaeda's diminished capabilities. >> one of the most unfair attacks have seen in washington in 34 years susan rice was using the unclassified talking points which were provided by the intelligence community. they were a consensus report. >> i don't know what the dem
't be effective if he or she hides behind walls. bret? >> wendell, thank you. activists in syria say the rebels killed 37 soldiers during attacks on military check points today. a wave of bombings pounded damascus and the outskirts. this video purports to show a government fighter jet near the capital. there are pictures said of damage in city of aleppo. >>> still ahead -- one of the president's biggest supporters in the clergy says all white people are going to hell. and it's not who you think it is. that is later in grapevine. up next, early voting problems in ohio. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. no, no, no, stop! humans -- one day, we're coming up with the theory of relativity, the next... stop, stop, stop! my car! not so much. but that's okay. you're covered with great ideas like optional better car replacemen from liberty mutual insurance. total your car, and we
than that. >> live at the white house. thanks. the crisis in syria now, it continues and there's a you knew video in a shows what appears to be rebel fighters killing a group of captured soldiers, executing them. and some say they may have committed war crimes. one of the men call them dogs, referring to the president. we aren't showing the video, which is on youtube, it is very graphic. and the u.s. is said to promote a new and unified leadership for the syrian levels. analysts point out a lack of organization against the anti-government forces and the possibility that other terrorist groups may be undermining their efforts. >> we've seen the long lines for gasoline in areas hit hard by sandy, but now word one area may resort to fuel rationing. just like during world war ii and the gas crisis of the 1970s. morph that ahead and the storm could have an impact on voting. certain polling stations may be closed in several states, including a key and critical swing state. that's coming up. as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news as fox reports live tonight. you could a
? >> syria. >> are you following the u.s. elections? >> yes. >> who are you pulling for? >> who? >> in the election, you know, obama. >> oh, okay then, i don't know. i prefer obama. >> what part of nevada are you from. >> i'm from alberta canada. >> have you been watching much television. >> i try not to keep up the noise with what is going on out there. alberta is a huge friend of the u.s. they call alberta the 51st state. and we have the pipeline. >> now we run into somebody and now we have to talk about an actual issue. thanks. you would like to see the pipelines open because it would be good for alberta. >> absolutely. >> if you were american would you be supporting mitt romney? >> i would be. >> the good news is he can't vote. >> vegas? >> yes, sir. >> hey. >> you're the first person i've found from las vegas. are the political ads annoying here? are you tired of them. >> you mean all the prostitute ads where they give you little cards? that's the only ads i'm used to here. >> no, the ads for the candidates obama and-- >> yeah, yeah, i ignore that now. >> the election is co
the rebels. his favorite approach to libya, we should arm the rebels. his favorite approach to syria was, arm the rebels. that just works everywhere. i understand the republican party needs somebody to tell them what to do. needs somebody to tell them what direction to point in when it comes to foreign policy. but they haven't figured out if iraq was a bad idea. if that was a bad idea, how did that happen in your own party? in this last election, the republican party tried to just punt on the issue of foreign policy. by the time of that third debate, it was more like a forfeit, okay, you win, we don't want to talk about it. but you don't get to decide when you want to learn about it or talk about it. the policy committee is in congress that makes decision about foreign policy this v to make decision about foreign policy. the senate has to confirm somebody as secretary of state, even if john mccain decides he doesn't want one this year. there's a basic level of competence required, even of of the opposition party on the subject. not after what george bush did with it. even if you're just in co
. a new video has been released from syria showing arm troubles executing a grpp ogovernmentnt soldiers. on the tape, 10 prisoners were forced to lie on top of one another at an overrun military checkpoints. anti-government fighters are seen kicking and taunting the captured soldiers before opening fire. amnesty international has condemned the footage saying its picks "utter disregard for international humanitarian l new reports warning global inequality has reached a 20-year high. according to the group save the children, poverty that havee previously been concentrated in the world's lowest income countries is now on the rise in middle income countries, which account for 70% of the world's poor. those are some of the headlines. welcome to "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from st. louis, missouri, from missouri public television and from new york city. over 4 million people have entered their fourth day without power across 12 states, folling theevastating superstorm sandy. concern is growing for people who lack food, wat
syria. the u.s. is formally declaring its support for a newly formed coalition trying to topple the assad regime. the anti-government groups unified to win more international support and a better plan for a post-assad future. >>> at arlington international cemetery just outside of washington president obama paid a veterans day visit to section 60. that's the burial site for military personnel killed in the war on terror that was launched after the 9/11 attacks. he says the nation is indebted to the sacrifices paid in all wars and by all veterans. >> today, a proud nation expresses our gratitude. but we do so mindful that no ceremony or parade, no hug or handshake, is enough to truly honor that service. >> president obama says over the next few years more than a million service members will transition back to civilian lives. he also points out it was the first veterans day in ten years that no americans served in iraq. >>> if you're looking for a job in new york, applebee's might be a waste of your time. area franchise owner says he may have to take drastic measures to avoid cost
remember the mortar shells coming from syria, we heard for the third time in just a week, there has been something coming in from syria into israel, a soldier from the israeli military was injured by shrapnel coming in from syria today. back to you. >> brian: thanks so much. >> steve: be careful. >> gretchen: now the other stories making headlines. it's official. jon corzine thanked mf global. his bad management decisions led to the firm's bankruptcy and loss of $1.6 billion in customers' money. specifically the report says that he created an atmosphere where no one could challenge his decisions. corzine used to be the democratic governor of new jersey. >> steve: meanwhile, it could have been him. this morning we're hearing from the owner of the plane that crashed into a home leaving three people dead. roger latham was supposed to be on the plane with three pilots heading to an faa safety conference. at the last minute, he decided to go hunting instead. >> horrible thing. i don't really know what to say about that. i kind of feel guilty in some sense. >> steve: he is awe live. the pilots
, not just activists who've lived outside of syria for decades. in china, a government think tank urged leadership to end the country's one-child policy. it recommends each family be allowed to have two children by 2015, and by 2020 all limits be dropped. the one-child policy was introduced in 1980 to help curb china's population growth. but it's been widely unpopular and led to imbalances, both between boys and girls and the nation's aging population and its labor force. letitia baldrige, the author and etiquette maven, has died at a nursing home outside washington. she had severe osteoarthritis and cardiac complications. baldrige served as first lady jacqueline kennedy's chief of staff, planning state dinners and social gatherings at the white house. later, "time" magazine hailed her the arbiter of "new american manners" for defining etiquette for the workplace. letitia baldrige was 86 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and we take up a question that is being discussed in the wake of the hurricane. shod cities and stas strt making big
on board. most were rescued, but five remained missing. in syria, rebels killed 28 government soldiers in a series of attacks in the northern part of the country. anti-regime activists said gun battles erupted at three military checkpoints surrounding the city of saraqeb in idlib province. the checkpoints line major supply routes to aleppo, the country's largest city and a major battleground. the ousted president of penn state university graham spanier will face cover-up charges in a child sex abuse scandal. prosecutors today filed counts of perjury, obstruction and failing to report suspected abuse. in addition, they added counts against athletic director timothy curley, and gary schultz, a former penn state vice president. the scandal revolved around jerry sandusky, the former assistant football coach now in federal prison for sexually abusing young boys. october turned out to be a big month for u.s. auto sales. figures out today showed toyota led the way with a sales gain of almost 16%. chrysler reported its best october since 2007 with a 10% increase. g.m. sales were up 5%, while f
. we'll have details at 4:00 eastern time today. >>> israel fired a warning shot into syria today after a stray mortar shell came across the border. the shell hit an israeli military post in the golden heights area. no one was injured but jerusalem has filed a complaint with u.n. forces operating in the area. >>> and closer to home, a new york resident hardest hit by superstorm sandy are getting ready to enter their third week without power or water. more than 38,000 customers remain in the dark. the storm is now to blame for 43 deaths in new york alone. >>> and a world exclusive
is a war in the area, and hezbollah is not in favor of this, they're weakened by the war in syria and the only state that's gaining anything from this, of course, is iran. so it's in the best interest, frankly of both parties, to come to some sort of brokered cease-fire, so that both sides can back away from this without having to resort to a ground war, harris. >> what about the seemingly vast new arsenal of weapons by hamas, our reporter david lee miller said earlier this hour, is seems like they're actually trying to wear down the israelis, sending a huge barrage of rockets. whose supplying the longer range weapons to hamas? >> let's put the weapons into perspective and there's really three, one is the home grown rocket, it's actually made in gaza, terribly ineffective. the second is the rocket, a 122 millimeter soviet design. the picture earlier of the multiple launch system. what you're talking about is a 5, iranian built rocket, 200 pound warhead, a range of 80 miles, can target tel aviv and jerusalem and this is the one that's worrisome, but as far as the israelis are conce
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